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we4wieners 12-17-2012 06:07 PM

We4Wiener's "Newb" 1.5 gallon journal
 
I have a 12x6x6 nano aquarium. I have some added a Hydor UG heater and a Deep Blue HOB filter. The substrate is a flourish substrate. I also seeded the HOB filter with some ceramic rings from my other tank. I intend on some Newbie shrimp and some moss. I have a 12" 33 LED fixture on its way as well as a pretty cool piece of driftwood. Any suggestions for a newb???
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...ers/004-11.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...ners/008-8.jpg
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GMYukonon24s 12-17-2012 06:23 PM

Nice start!

we4wieners 12-17-2012 07:35 PM

A couple of Anubias while I wait for the driftwood.
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...ers/0032-5.jpg

we4wieners 12-19-2012 02:15 AM

My parameters are jumpin into a quick cycle. I am assuming such a small tank will cycle relatively fast. Gonna strap some flame moss to my driftwood. My daughter would like a Betta as opposed to shrimp. Waddya guys think?

we4wieners 12-20-2012 02:52 AM

Just got the driftwood and the parameteers checked in already. Still not sure whether to stock a Betta or some shrimp. I aklso have some flame moss on the way. I plan on adding to the driftwood.
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...ieners/DW1.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...wieners/DW.jpg

dacrax07 12-20-2012 03:59 AM

I think it'd make a great shrimp tank since its a little small for a betta. It's doable with a betta, it just takes a little more effort.

we4wieners 12-20-2012 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dacrax07 (Post 2114977)
I think it'd make a great shrimp tank since its a little small for a betta. It's doable with a betta, it just takes a little more effort.

With the driftwood I think its way too small for a Betta. Gonna stick with the shrimp. I have 2 2x2" pieces of weeping moss on its way. Where do you suggest I place 'em. Remember the gravel line to the top is about 5" and the length is 12". I was considering attaching one piece to the DW and the other in a corner of the tank on the substrate.

we4wieners 12-20-2012 05:07 PM

Painted the BG black...
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...rs/blackbg.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...s/blackbg1.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...s/blackbg2.jpg

we4wieners 12-21-2012 08:05 PM

New 12" LED light from Beamswork
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...ners/light.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...ers/light3.jpg

Conrad283 12-21-2012 09:13 PM

How's the light output from that light?

dacrax07 12-21-2012 09:32 PM

A moss wall would look really good if you have the materials to make one.

MABJ 12-21-2012 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Conrad283 (Post 2117814)
How's the light output from that light?

They're decent medium lights for shallow tanks like these.


MABJ's iDevice used for this message :p

we4wieners 12-21-2012 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dacrax07 (Post 2117838)
A moss wall would look really good if you have the materials to make one.

I have some weeping moss on the way. Gonna tie some to the driftwood and make a small corner in the substrate.

we4wieners 12-22-2012 03:40 PM

Gonna grab 10 RCS. What do you guys suggest for snails if any?

we4wieners 12-24-2012 02:54 PM

First shrimp from my LFS...
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...ers/shrimp.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...rs/shrimp2.jpg


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